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Failed London bombing suspect fights extradition

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Failed London bombing suspect fights extradition


Italy’s highest appeal court has begun hearing the extradition case against a man wanted by British police in connection with the failed bombing on London’s transport network.

Ethiopian born Hamdi Issac, also known as Hussain Osman, was arrested in Rome after fleeing the UK. No one died in the July 21 attack, but it brought chaos to London two weeks after suicide bombers killed more than 50 people. Issac is appealing against an extradition order handed down by a lower court last month. He has reportedly admitted taking part in the failed attack, but has insisted it was only meant to scare people, not kill them. One of Issac’s lawyers argues there is not enough evidence to prove intent to kill, and that he will not be able to have a fair trial in Britain. The appeal court judges could release their verdict as early as this evening.
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